Three Excellent Exercises for the Disabled

Posted by Joe on 10/3/2014 to Exercise Accessories
The disabled have limits to their mobility, but nonetheless, regular exercise is vital to maintain health and flexibility. Also, exercise keeps the circulation going, which also boosts health. 

Exercises for the Disabled

Exercise and strength building is critical for the disabled.

There are many types of exercise that the disabled can do to stay fit and active. Remember, disabled people who do not exercise are more likely to get sick and spend more time in the hospital, according to a recent report.

Resistance Bends

The disabled may use resistance bands to get a good work out. If you are confined to a wheel chair, this type of exercise can be especially beneficial. All that is needed is to tie one side of the band to a nearby door handle. Take the opposite end of the band and pull the band in your direction. Do this 10 times with both hands. This is especially good for the biceps and triceps.

Free Weights

Using free weights are a great way to build muscle and stay toned. If you have a disability, you could use free weights to tone muscles and make bones stronger. We recommend starting with a lower weight, such as one or two pounds. You will need to add weight as you get stronger. Biceps and triceps curls are a good start, as well as side lifts. Try these exercises in three sets with 10-12 reps.

Tai Chi

This is an excellent choice for people who are disabled. Tai chi puts stress on inner strength, which is thought to improve overall health. Remember to breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Breathing right is very important for Tai Chi.
One good exercise is Push Up Sky and Press Down on Earth. You need to bring up the right arm with palm up, and then push it down with the left hand. Breathe in through the nose and out through mouth. Do this 18 times for each arm.

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Date 5/12/2016
Mary Sloan
I purchased the color coded therapy putty by AliMed but don't know how to use it. Is there an instruction manual for exercises with the putty for my hand? thank you

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